A River (Hardcover)

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A young child's wonder takes us on an imaginary journey along a river as it winds its way through forests, farmlands, cities, jungles, and finally to the ocean. Lush illustrations and rich detail along the way will entrance readers of all ages.

~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017

— From Holiday Picks 2017


There's a river outside my window. Where will it take me?

So begins the imaginary journey of a child inspired by the view outside her bedroom window: a vast river winding through a towering city. A small boat with a single white sail floats down the river and takes her from factories to farmlands, freeways to forests, out to the stormy and teeming depths of the ocean, and finally back to the comforts—and inspirations—of home. This lush, immersive book by award-winning picture book creator Marc Martin will delight readers of all ages by taking them on a transcendent and aspirational journey through an imaginative landscape.

About the Author

Marc Martin is an illustrator, artist, and bookmaker based in Melbourne, Australia.

Praise For…

"This stunningly illustrated book, rendered in deep blues and greens, charts a river's meandering course through cities, farms and jungles."--Entertainment Weekly

"Light on words, heavy on gorgeous illustrations that explore nature, and cities, and home."--Design Mom

"A subtle study of how imagination allows children to safely explore the unknown without ever leaving home."-Publishers Weekly

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781452154237
ISBN-10: 1452154236
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 44
Language: English